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Snoqualmie Tribe petitions U.S. Supreme Court to review hunting and gathering civil rights case

Tribe leaders believe the court decision violates treaty law and creates a dangerous precedent.

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Princess Buttercup enjoying some fresh air and green grass. Courtesy of Facebook.

Princess Buttercup, the bunny at Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park, passes away

Buttercup leaves behind her partner Newton, her caretakers, and the many beloved park visitors.

Princess Buttercup enjoying some fresh air and green grass. Courtesy of Facebook.
Amy Tsai (Screenshot from City of Redmond website)

City of Redmond hires new chief policy advisor Amy Tsai.

Tsai was recognized by the Seattle Met magazine as among “The 50 Most Influential Women in Seattle.”

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Redmond man sentenced for selling fake COVID-19 vaccines

Johnny T. Stine sold his fake COVID-19 vaccines for $400-1,000 each.

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Local officials and organizations looking to reinstate greenhouse gas emission reduction targets

An amendment to HB 1099 removed greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle miles traveled reductions.

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Porch + Park mixed-use building (Courtesy of MainStreet Property Group LLC)

Porch + Park mixed-use building to host Rubinstein Bagels and Tavolàta Italian restaurant

The new restaurants are expected to open in Winter 2022.

Porch + Park mixed-use building (Courtesy of MainStreet Property Group LLC)
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Bellevue man arrested in Kirkland for selling fentanyl pills to minor

When arrested the man told police: “I was just trying to pay my rent.”

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Avi Schiffmann, left, and Marco Burstein at Harvard University. Courtesy photo

Mercer Islander and Harvard classmate launch website to aid Ukrainians in need of shelter

Internet activist also developed one of the first and largest coronavirus tracking websites.

Avi Schiffmann, left, and Marco Burstein at Harvard University. Courtesy photo
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Issaquah darknet drug trafficker pleads guilty to conspiracy and firearm charges

Admits making over 400 online sales of fentanyl, meth, and other drugs while possessing 5 firearms.

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A bucket of Zoo Doo compost at Woodland Park Zoo in 2016. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)

Holy crap! Exotic compost from Woodland Park Zoo up for grabs

There’s plenty of Zoo Doo to go around. The zoo has ended a lottery system that limited who got the prized poo.

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A bucket of Zoo Doo compost at Woodland Park Zoo in 2016. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)
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King County Local Dive: Police accountability and mail delivery

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La Quinta Inn & Suites purchased in Kirkland (Screenshot from Google Maps)

King County buys La Quinta Inn & Suites in Kirkland to become homeless shelter

The City Council simultaneously passes resolution to guide how the shelter will be implemented.

La Quinta Inn & Suites purchased in Kirkland (Screenshot from Google Maps)
Bellevue Police Chief Wendell Shirley addresses press (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

Eastside law enforcement agencies form task force against catalytic converter thefts

Will introduce program to paint and engrave catalytic converters to deter theft.

Bellevue Police Chief Wendell Shirley addresses press (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Igor Soloydenko, who said he identifies as Russian, holds a sign urging “Peace for Ukraine” at a ceremony Feb. 25 in Federal Way. Soloydenko said: “There’s just so much shame. I feel helpless in the way I cannot change anything in my home country. It was unimaginable that Russia would do such a thing.” Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Ukrainian Honorary Consul speaks out about Russian invasion of Ukraine

“As long as we breathe, as long as our hearts beat, we’re going to protect our land,” said Valeriy Goloborodko.

Igor Soloydenko, who said he identifies as Russian, holds a sign urging “Peace for Ukraine” at a ceremony Feb. 25 in Federal Way. Soloydenko said: “There’s just so much shame. I feel helpless in the way I cannot change anything in my home country. It was unimaginable that Russia would do such a thing.” Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
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Bloodworks Northwest and foodies partner to raise awareness of need for blood donations

Partnership includes restaurant and food brand owners and culinary gourmands from around the region.

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Inslee changes end of mask mandate to March 12

King County’s indoor mandate will end at the same time.

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Man found dead in Auburn park in an apparent homicide

Police don’t have a suspect in custody

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Early rendering image of the Marymoor Cricket Community Park. Courtesy of Major Cricket League.

King County passes Motion of Support for Marymoor Cricket Community Park

The pitch would address the lack of a first class cricket facility in the region.

Early rendering image of the Marymoor Cricket Community Park. Courtesy of Major Cricket League.

Team USA Climbing coach charged with raping second teen

Alexander Fritz, 28, engaged in multiple “inappropriate relationships” with 15-year-old girls, a deputy prosecutor wrote.